Though I’m primarily dominated by thinking, emotional awareness and connection have become huge themes in my life. I've been focusing on these threads of life a lot, particularly in my writing. Why? Because naturally, these are my weaknesses.
About a year ago, I was sitting with an older man who I perceive to be full of wisdom. I was sharing some of my deepest fears and desires with him. He listened attentively and carefully. Then he gave me one of those incredible gifts of insight that stay with you forever. You know that ones I'm talking about. Those gifts perspectives that hold both kindness, severity, and truth all packaged into one pithy statement.